Watch an impassioned Sorensen describe how America has squandered a thorium route conceived at Berkeley Lab in 1942, how the son of China's former leader Jiang Zemin met recently with the U.S. Department of Energy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory - under non-disclosure, Johnson tells us - and how China could trump the world in thorium reactors.
A steeled Kennedy supports those themes, wondering, in regards to conventional weapons-prone uranium-fueled nuclear power, "Why are we sustaining an energy system that was the byproduct of the Cold War?" Kennedy also describes how thorium comes from rare earth minerals-- and how Western rare earth policy could hand the thorium lead to China. That, adds Johnson, could mean that China will get all the royalties from licensing reactor designs to growth countries like Brazil.
Wow. Lots of intriguing pieces that fit together. Step aside John le Carré. Let's go to the video. If nothing else, it will be cheaper than the trip to the bad movie at the multiplex: